Lapid tells Netanyahu to restrain his coalition partners after Ben Gvir attacks AG

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu on November 2, 2022 (left); Outgoing prime minister Yair Lapid in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov; Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu on November 2, 2022 (left); Outgoing prime minister Yair Lapid in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov; Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid calls on his designated successor Benjamin Netanyahu to rein in his coalition partners after far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir slammed the attorney general.

“I call on Netanyahu to restrain his partners. Netanyahu is weak and Ben Gvir is taking advantage of this to attack the attorney general like a common thug,” Lapid says.

“The disdain for legal proceedings, the blitz of legislation even before the government is formed and the attack on officeholder who cannot respond is an affront to the state’s values,” Lapid says.

Ben Gvir earlier accused Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara of thinking she is the prime minister after she warned that a legislative blitz by the incoming government endangered democracy.

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